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be a first in the country. dana? >> so phil, the chief now answers to this compliance officer instead of the mayor. where is the mayor in all of this? >> reporter: the mayor is going to be right next to the chief because the compliance officer is going to not only be telling the chief what to do working with the chief on these matters but will have the direct say of the court, as well. they will be able to go with the court. the mayor is going to be quite honestly for this purpose off to the side. what oakland did however get away from was the courts coming in with a complete takeover of the department and that could have even led to the court saying you don't have enough cops on the street, you need to hire more. but for right now, it's strictly on the officers conduct not what's going on on the street in terms of crime. >> so the full takeover is still potentially on the table? >> reporter: it is. that's right. that's next. if this doesn't work, that could be, as well. >> , thank you, phil matier in oakland. >>> a recount in alameda county is called off. this is a story we first to
yee on how some lawmakers plan to raise the cash. linda. >> reporter: well, dana, i'm in daly city, a couple of weeks ago this neighborhood was covered in mud after around aging pipe cracked. this is just one example of how cities just don't have the money to keep up and maintain their systems even replace old systems. and engineers who recently did a study said, get ready for more catastrophes bay area- wide. a minnesota bridge designed in the 1960s to last 40 years suddenly collapses in 2007. 100 cars fell into the mississippi river. 13 people dead. poor pipeline welds and lack of inspections by pg&e caused the diddley explosion and incineration of -- deadly explosion and incineration of a san bruno neighborhood two years ago. aging pipes and storm drains, pushed past their limits sometimes by relentless storms. the american society of civil engineers says putting off maintenance work is not an option. >> pipelines that were designed to be in the ground for 30 years are now in the ground for 100 years. we are expecting the materials that were supposed to last 30 years to last 120
, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. >>> new tonight muni is trying to recover after a pair of rush hour mishaps. it first occurred when a woman was hit by the muni train near church and market streets. then a short time later a major power outage knocked out the rail system. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is in san francisco where crews are working to get the trains back on track. liz? >> reporter: yeah, between 40,000 to 50,000 commuters were affected this evening. some took over two hours to get home. the muni meltdown all began here with a gruesome accident. >> all of a sudden she came across and i had seen her and the trolley. i mean it kept going past her and i had seen her. but when the trolley went past, i didn't see her. >> reporter: brandon watched as a woman in a wheelchair clipped the back of the trolley dragged underneath the trolley car along market from deloris to church street. >> she might have been bending over when the incident occurred. >> reporter: the woman was taken to the hospital for life- threatening injuries. that accident happened at 5:30 shutting down ser
murders in san jose is the 20-year high, dana. it would take another 10 homicides, no one wants to see that, but the record was set in 1991 with 53 homicides. >> let's not get there. len, thank you. >>> checking bay area headlines, two chp officers suffered minor injuries after this. their patrol car flipped during a chase in livermore. it happened around 4 a.m. on eastbound 580 near altamont pass road. the driver and passenger of the speeding car were eventually arrested near stockton. >>> and another chase this one started in san jose and ended in oakland. chp officers wanted to stop the car because it didn't have its headlights on. at times, they reached speeds of 90 miles an hour and finally used a spike strip to stop that driver. he was arrested for recklessly evading police officers. >>> two of the three firefighters hurt while responding to a crash in orinda are out of the hospital tonight. they were helping victims involved in one car crash along highway 24 yesterday when another car crashed into them. two of the firefighters suffered broken bones. the other had a concussion. >
the bay area. but one of the nasti problems, isn' >>> i'm dana king. here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. we showed you how the storms made a mess all over the bay area. but one of the nastiest problems isn't even on land. the filthy aftermath in the bay. and a new twist in the sag good afternoon a wanted software company founder -- saga of a wanted software company founder. how john mcafee said he elaborated authorities in belize. that and more at 6:00. >>> the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, cuts in medicare and social security. that's the republican proposal. we have new details on how ever american's finances may change. white i can't tell andrews has the breaking news. wyatt tell andrews has the breaking news. elizabeth palmer with a family under fire. >> reportet'
of your family depend on it. the kidnap and rape of an area teenager, >>> i'm dana king. here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. the kidnap and rape of an autistic bay area teenager raises the question: did social service workers act appropriately? tonight, we ask if there is anything more they could have done? >> and nearly a half million dollars of stolen electronics recovered. the massive bust in a bay area city. we'll have that and much more at 6:00. >> that is amazing. >> yeah. >> see you in 30 minutes. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, raising the stakes. the administration says it's absolutely ready to go over the fiscal cliff unless republicans agree to tax increases. reports from major garrett and chip reid. >> pelley: a household name in
: dana, we have a light rain here on ocean beach. the wind is whipping but for ocean beach standards this is a moderate breeze. they have just finished today the clean-up from last week's sewage spill. and city officials say they have been checking drains and manholes to be sure they don't have to come back out here again. it will be a busy weekend for you. >> absolutely. this is when we go into overdrive. >> reporter: the spokesman for the san francisco public utilities commission says city crews will be hard at work this weekend making sure the water and sewage systems can hand the expected rain. just last week a downpour forced sewage on to ocean beach. could it happen again. we hope not. we have done everything we could. we have cleared the system to have all the capacity to deal with the water this weekend. >> reporter: that unexpected leak of untreated water has happened before. six years ago. separately there are occasional discharges in the ocean not accidents. they are part of what the city calls its combined system. a system that combines sewage with rain runoff running thr
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